Appeal for help to find missing Irish girl

Missing girl - Karen
Missing girl - Karen

The police are appealing for help from the public to find a female student who went missing in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Karen Buckley (24) from Cork, Ireland, is a student at Glasgow Caledonian University and lives with three other student friends in a flat in Hill Street, Garnethill, Glasgow.

After having drinks in the flat on Saturday, April 11, Karen and her friends went to Sanctuary nightclub in Dumbarton Road, Partick, arriving at 11.45pm.

Karen told friends that she was going to the toilet at 1am but didn’t return and did not pick up her jacket.

She was then seen on CCTV outside on Dumbarton Road talking to a man, who police are keen to speak to. Karen was then seen walking westwards along Dumbarton Road away from the city centre towards Church Street.

Karen is white, around 155-160cm tall with brown eyes and had long black curly hair extensions. She was wearing an all in one black jump suit with red high heels and a black handbag and speaks with an Irish accent.

Inspector Gavin Smith from ‘G’ Division, said: “Friends reported Karen missing on Sunday after feeling her behaviour to not return home was very out of character. Her friends say she would always contact them by text or phone to let them know where was and she doesn’t appear to have contacted anyone.

“We are interested in speaking to anyone who may have seen Karen in the early hours of Sunday morning in the west end of Glasgow in order to help with our enquiries to locate her. We’re particularly keen to get in touch with the gentlemen who Karen was seen talking to around 1am on Sunday morning outside the Sanctuary nightclub as he may be able to help us.

“I would urge anyone who may have seen Karen at all on Saturday night into Sunday morning to get in touch with police on 101 with any information.”